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Patsy Kelly (1910–1981)

Patsy Kelly was born Bridget Sarah Veronica Rose Kelly on January 12, 1910, in Brooklyn, New York. She began performing in vaudeville when she was just twelve years old. Patsy worked with comedian Frank Fay and starred in several Broadway shows. She was discovered by producer Hal Roach who paired her with Thelma Todd in a series of comedy shorts. ... See full bio »

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 1975-1976 The Cop and the Kid (TV Series)
Brigid Murphy
- The Ballad of Joe (1976) ... Brigid Murphy
- Previous Engagement (1976) ... Brigid Murphy
- Danger: Men Working (1976) ... Brigid Murphy
- Notre Dame by 50 (1975) ... Brigid Murphy
- Pilot (1975) ... Brigid Murphy
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series)
Old Lady
- Pilot (1970) ... Old Lady
 1970 The Phynx
Patsy Kelly
 1969 The Pigeon (TV Movie)
Mrs. Macready, the Landlady
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mrs. Hennessy (segment "Love and the Watchdog")
- Love and the Dating Computer/Love and the Busy Husband/Love and the Watchdog (1969) ... Mrs. Hennessy (segment "Love and the Watchdog")
 1968 Rosemary's Baby
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mrs. Neeley
- A Girl Named George (1968) ... Mrs. Neeley
 1966-1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Mrs. Bancroft / Prudence Fortune
- The Night of the Bogus Bandits (1967) ... Mrs. Bancroft
- The Night of the Big Blast (1966) ... Prudence Fortune
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Abbie Heffernan
- A Question of Guilt (1967) ... Abbie Heffernan
 1967 C'mon, Let's Live a Little
Mrs. Fitts
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mama Sweet
- The Hula Doll Affair (1967) ... Mama Sweet
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Primrose
- My Son, the Doctor (1966) ... Miss Primrose
 1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
Myrtle Forbush
 1964 The Naked Kiss
Mac - Head Nurse
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Big Mouth Annie / Agatha Beauregard
- Who Killed Mr. Cartwheel? (1964) ... Big Mouth Annie
- Who Killed WHO IV? (1964) ... Agatha Beauregard
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Catalina Sorelli
- Call It a Lifetime (1963) ... Catalina Sorelli
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
- The Case of the Gossipy Maid (1962) ... Katy
 1962 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Third Juror
- One Angry Man (1962) ... Third Juror
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Minnie Redwing
- Outlaw in Town (1960) ... Minnie Redwing
 1960 The Crowded Sky
Gertrude Ross
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Slapsie Sadie
- Head of Fire: Feet of Clay (1960) ... Slapsie Sadie
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
- The Legend of Lily (1960) ... Bea
 1959 26 Men (TV Series)
Big Kate
- The Last Kill (1959) ... Big Kate
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Big Break (1957)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Comedic Actress (Sketch)
- Episode #3.23 (1953) ... Guest Comedic Actress (Sketch)
 1947 Babies, They're Wonderful (Short)
The Babysitter
 1943 Danger! Women at Work
Terry Olsen
 1943 My Son, the Hero
Gerty Rosenthal
 1943 Ladies' Day
Hazel Jones
 1942 In Old California
 1942 Sing Your Worries Away
Bebe McGuire
 1941 Playmates
Lulu Monahan
 1941 Broadway Limited
 1941 Topper Returns
 1941 Road Show
 1940 Hit Parade of 1941
Judy Abbott
 1939 The Gorilla
Kitty - the Maid
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
Katie Callahan
 1938 There Goes My Heart
Peggy O'Brien
 1938 Merrily We Live
 1937 Wake Up and Live
Patsy Kane
 1937 Ever Since Eve
Sadie Day
 1937 Pick a Star
Nellie Moore
 1936 Pan Handlers (Short)
 1936 Pigskin Parade
Bessie Winters
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
 1936 Kelly the Second
 1936 Private Number
 1936 Hill-Tillies (Short)
 1936 At Sea Ashore (Short)
Patsy Kelly
 1936 An All American Toothache (Short)
Patricia Veronica Kelly
 1935 Top Flat (Short)
Patsy Kelly
 1935 Hot Money (Short)
Miss Patsy Kelly
 1935 Thanks a Million
Phoebe Mason
 1935 Twin Triplets (Short)
 1935 Slightly Static (Short)
 1935 Page Miss Glory
 1935 Every Night at Eight
Daphne O'Connor
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Irma 'Toledo' Knight
 1935 The Tin Man (Short)
Patsy Kelly
 1935 Sing Sister Sing (Short)
 1935 Their Night Out - Screen Test (Short)
Mrs. Hardy
 1935 Treasure Blues (Short)
Patsy Kelly
 1934 Bum Voyage (Short)
 1934 Done in Oil (Short)
Patsy Kelly
 1934 Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round
Patsy Clarke
 1934 Opened by Mistake (Short)
 1934 The Party's Over
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Kitty Lennihan
 1934 One-Horse Farmers (Short)
 1934 I'll Be Suing You (Short)
Miss Kelly
 1934 Maid in Hollywood (Short)
 1934 Roamin' Vandals (Short)
Patsy Kelly
 1933 Air Fright (Short)
 1933 Going Hollywood
 1933 Backs to Nature (Short)
 1933 Beauty and the Bus (Short)
 1931 The Grand Dame (Short)
Peggy O'Rourke
 1929 A Single Man
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Stage: Appeared in "Earl Carroll's Vanities" on Broadway. Musical comedy/revue. Music by Jay Gorney and Harold Arlen. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Ted Keohler. Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino. Dialogue (sketches) by Eddie Welch and Eugene Conrad. Musical Direction by Ray Kavanaugh. Choreographed by LeRoy Prinz. Directed by ... See more »

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I think people are starved for happy endings. I know I was. See more »


Won Broadway's 1971 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "No, No, Nannette". She was again nominated in the same category in 1973 for "Irene". See more »


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